2004 Lunar Relationship Table
Hurricane name,
size and location
Date and Duration
from > to
Lunar timing
(with reference to phase)
Approximate path
Alex   cat 3
East u.s.
July 31 > Aug 6, 2004 At Full Moon   (X)
(fm 7/31> 8/2)
Northeast
Charley   cat 4
Caribbian > N.E u.s.
August 9 > 15
X
B4 New moon
(nm 14 > 17)
North then N.E.
Frances    cat 4
East atlantic > florida and E. u.s.
August 24 > 9/6
X
B4 full moon
(fm 8/29 > 9/2)
N.W. then N.E.
Ivan   cat 3-5
Gulf & S.E. u.s. back to Gulf
Sept 2 > 24 AFTER FULL MOON
(fm8/29 > 9/2)
n.w.> n. > (n.e. > e.
> s. > w.) (a loop)
Jeanne    cat 3
Hispaniola to east coast u.s.
Sept 13 > 29
    X
Aft. New moon
(fm 29 > 30)
N.W. > N. > N.E.
Karl    cat 4
east atlntc to N. cntrl atlntc
Sept. 16 > 24, 2004
X
aft new moon
(nm 14 > 17)
N.N.W > N. > N.E.
The examples marked X were chosen because they appear to show a pattern of storm direction
associated with post-new-moon timing (PM stationing). With a few exceptions they tend to track
to the north and northeast for a large portion of their existance. Ivan shows an odd loop of directional change.
The storms occurring during the moon's AM stationing appear to travel more westerly.
73% of this years storms occured during the moon's AM stationing +/- a few days.

The details of this table help significantly to support this paper's proposition.